http://community.invisionpower.com/files/file/5192-global-new-topic-button/ Basically this hook as a sidebar block, kind of how IPB4 does it. Would be awesome if someone can make this, I'd be willing to pay too.
There seems to be no hook on the Marketplace anymore that solves this problem; parsing emoticons in statuses.
I had used a hook for a while, that worked fine; until I noticed it allowed HTML to be parsed. So I obviously removed it, but was wondering if there was a possible solution for 3.4? Doesn't have to be a hook, even just how to edit the files would be nice.